SEATTLE, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Comprehensive guide to online MBA programs, Online MBA Today (http://www.onlinembatoday.com/) has published a ranking of the Top 10 Online MBA Degrees in Cybersecurity (http://www.onlinembatoday.com/rankings/best-cybersecurity-mba/).
The data for this ranking was derived from the most recent and publicly available sources. These include PayScale, U.S. News and World Report, the Princeton Review, the Financial Times, Quacquarelli Symonds, and the National Center for Education Statistics. A list of over 350 online MBA programs in Cybersecurity was first obtained and then ranked based on the following five factors: estimated tuition cost; accreditation; early career salary; prestige; and overall graduation rates.
The following schools were determined to be the top three in this ranking: 1) James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia; 2) Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri; and 3) Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida.
Other schools which made the list are in alphabetical order as follows:
Bellevue University College of Business - Bellevue, NE
DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management - Downers Grove, IL
Maryville University John E. Simon School of Business - Saint Louis, MO
Saint Leo University Donald R. Tapia School of Business - Saint Leo, FL
University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business - Irving, TX
Utica College School of Business and Justice Studies - Utica, NY
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Robert A. Foisie School of Business - Worcester, MA
Cybersecurity professionals keep information systems safe from theft, disruption, compromise, and damage. Expertise in the field of cybersecurity has become increasingly crucial as both our personal lives and the business world move further into the sphere of digital dependency. "Businesses are the gatekeepers of sensitive customer information. They also depend on digital networks to conduct their basic business operations every day," says Tammie Cagle, editor at Online MBA Today. "This high level of digital activity and accountability to customers means that cybersecurity is becoming a non-negotiable part of keeping a modern business running smoothly and competently."
The increasing digital dependency in the business world has produced a job boom for network professionals. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects that information security analyst jobs will grow at a rate of 18% over the next ten years. This growth will, in turn, create a demand for business managers and leaders with cybersecurity expertise.
An MBA in Cybersecurity is a degree that provides technical knowledge and skills critical for today's business leaders. Online programs in particular offer the flexibility and accessibility ideal for busy professionals. The ranking of the Top 10 Online MBA degrees in the field of cybersecurity will help prospective online MBA students narrow down their search and determine what their next step will be within the growing field of cybersecurity.
Online MBA Today is an independent online comprehensive resource for information about online MBA degrees. The site publishes news updates, in depth school profiles, interviews, rankings, scholarship opportunities, success stories, and more.
Tammie Cagle, Editor
Online MBA Today
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